Perovskia atriplicifolia

Perovskia atriplicifolia

Russian Sage

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Russian Sage was awarded 'Perennial Plant of the Year' in 1995 for a reason. A lengthy floral display begins in July, and continues into October. Upright branching spires of tubular pale blue flowers are held above attractive aromatic grey green dissected foliage. This plant adds to its merits by being untroubled by pests, including rabbits, deer, salt spray, and drought.



Hardiness Zone: Zone 5 to Zone 9
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Height: 90 cm to 120 cm
Spread: 60 cm to 120 cm
Soil Requirements: Average soils with excellent drainage, adaptable to pH
Bloom Time Mid summer to mid fall
Planting Time: Mid spring to mid summer, and early fall
Use: Mixed borders, cottage gardens, rock gardens, coastal gardens, dry gardens, pollinator gardens, mass planting
Flower Colour & Shape: Loose whorls of small  blue flowers with two lips, on upright branching stems 30 cm to 38 cm tall
Foliage: Grey-green ovate,mealy lance shaped leaves to 10 cm long that are aromatic when crushed. Leaf margins either finely divided or coarsely toothed
Benefits: Long bloom season, salt spray and drought tolerant, deer and rabbit resistant, good cut flower, highly attractive to bees, butterflies and hummingbirds

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